F.A.Q.’s

Who are you?

I’m K. P. Alexander, an aspiring author. Check out the ‘About Me‘ page for more info.

What books have you written?

I’m currently writing my first series of books (AKA Episodes), of which five (along with a bonus short story) have been released so far.

What genre do you write?

It’s a cross between fantasy and science fiction, leaning a bit more heavily toward the fantasy side.

What’s the series title?

The title of the series is ‘Artifice’.

When do you plan on publishing Artifice?

As of Sep 2020, the first five books are now available for free as a download on my site. They’re also available at all major ebook retailers. Keep in mind that some retailers, such as Amazon will not let me list it for free. In those cases, I’ve tried to make them the lowest price possible.

I am planning on publishing Artifice as an e-book serial rather than a traditional novel, in the hopes of drumming up interest as the series progresses.

However, it should be noted that the episodes aren’t true serials. In terms of length, they lie somewhere on the midpoint between serial and novel.

A serial? Really?

Think of them more like episodes of a TV series. Like Lost, but better (I hope). You get questions and plotlines resolved in each book, but new ones open up. Plus, there are overarching storylines carried across each one.

How large will each episode be?

The planned size was approximately 15,000 to 25,000 words per episode.

However, that length proved to be too restrictive to tell a fun story that didn’t leave the reader hanging at the end. To that end, I changed the planned word count to 30,000 to 50,000 words per episode.

Even so, Episode Two ended up clocking in at 54,000 words, and Episode Five ended up being somewhere over 51,000.

What will the e-book be priced at?

The first five are free wherever possible.

Pricing for book 6 and onwards is to be decided. I am playing around with a few non-traditional ideas though. More on that once I’ve got it sorted out.

But I’m poor/a student/in jail, and won’t be able to afford future episodes?

If you have any circumstances that prevent you from being able to buy my future work, contact me and I will gladly provide you with a Smashwords coupon for a free copy. I only ask that you not abuse this honour system, and if possible, tell a friend about my work.

Remember, given the choice of whether to feed your family or buy my book, please feed your family. However, please remember that I need to eat, as well. πŸ™‚

I have a question that’s not listed here. How do I get an answer?

If have a question that you wish to ask me, either leave a comment below, on my Facebook page, or email me.

7 Comments on “
F.A.Q.’s

  1. How many books are you planning for the Artifice series? I’m really enjoying them, but get annoyed when a series runs into more than 5 books or so.

    • Hi Mike – Truth be told, I’ve mapped out the storyline over a minimum of a dozen books so far.
      However, there will be multiple “arcing” storylines which I’ll be dealing with.
      If you’re concerned about the plot being strung thin and having no resolution at the end, I can guarantee you that I won’t “pull a Lost”. πŸ˜‰
      Also, remember that these books are a little smaller than your average paperback, so think of it as an ongoing television series if it helps. πŸ™‚

  2. Im about mid way through episode two at the moment, are there any plans to bring this series to life as a movie (animated or real life) and if so is there anything I can do to help aside from donating money? I would love to see this as on a screen with all the various characters and landscapes.

    • Hi Richard – I would love it if my series makes it on to the big (or small) screen. πŸ™‚
      I’m thinking of maybe shopping it around once I get Episode Five out, and then see what happens. So, crossing my fingers on that one.
      The only think I can think of is for you and all the other readers to spread the word far and wide. Tell your friends/relatives/parole officers about this great new series that you’re reading!
      I’m also thinking of implementing some sort of “thingy” where you can get a free copy of an episode by posting to your Twitter or Facebook page. More info on that in the coming weeks.
      Other than that, thanks for reading my work. πŸ™‚

      • Your welcome, and if you need any help with getting your work on the big screen let me know, I currently work for a theatre and have access to the projectors and software to make everything work nicely. I also have some friends with software for rendering and things like that if you need that kind of help as well. I have been telling my friends to at least check out your work cause I am thoroughly enjoying it. Again let me know if you need any help or anything, Im also thinking a TV series would be cool too.

    • Hi Mike – It’s a touch behind schedule, but due to be published hopefully within the next month. Sorry about the wait. πŸ™
      Also, if you enjoyed the other three episodes, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave reviews for them as well. πŸ™‚

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